State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, above left, announced Tuesday he’s jumping into already-crowded race for County Supervisor (Third District).
The Van Nuys senator will face West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath in the June 7 primary election, as well as with State Sen. Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) and Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica).
Since entering the California legislature in 1996, Hertzberg has been a fierce advocate for the San Fernando Valley. The Third District was recently redrawn; it now Granada Hills and Chatsworth, a boon for the 67-year-old’s prospects.
Hertzberg’s entrance into the race follows the exit of L.A. Controller Ron Galperin, above right, who is running for the state controller seat.
The five members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors oversee a budget of nearly $40 billion. They also supervise most county departments and programs .